BrickLive: Lego fans get chance to build their masterpieces

Mark Byrne with his LEGO mosaic of  UFC champ Conor McGregor. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Mark Byrne with his LEGO mosaic of UFC champ Conor McGregor. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Surrounded by millions of tiny plastic bricks, thousands of people descended on Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre yesterday as the UK’s largest Lego event made its debut appearance in Northern Ireland.

Bricklive is a celebration of all things Lego, featuring three huge brick pits where fans of any age can get creative and build their own masterpieces.

The UK's biggest LEGO fan convention, BRICKLIVE in Belfast is in town for the first time from 3rd-6th August, will be hosting an awe-inspiring stand with an interactive display to showcase this year's 'must-have' toy. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

The UK's biggest LEGO fan convention, BRICKLIVE in Belfast is in town for the first time from 3rd-6th August, will be hosting an awe-inspiring stand with an interactive display to showcase this year's 'must-have' toy. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

With an estimated 14,000 visitors over four days, Bricklive brings together some of the world’s best Lego builders, welcoming professional and amateur fan displays for its crowds of guests.

Among the spectacular Lego creations showcased featured at yesterday’s event was a mosaic of a Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion Conor McGregor.

Running until Sunday, the event allows visitors to build their own vehicles and race them around tracks, build their own houses and help create the UK’s largest Lego map.

An area for children holds a Duplo pit alongside foam bricks in a soft play area for easy stacking, ensuring the younger visitors will be kept busy.

A Bricklive spokesperson told the News Letter: “We were delighted with the attendance at today’s event.

“There was a great energy from visitors of all ages and everyone left with big smiles on their faces.

“There were some amazing creations, and for me the most impressive was a 2.5m tower that someone built on our world map. It was not very wide and I have no idea how they managed to keep it standing!”

A full list of all the zones and features for Bricklive in Belfast can be found at www.bricklive.co.uk

Bricklive in Belfast follows successful events in London and Birmingham. The organisers will be looking to tour the UK throughout 2017, with more venues to be announced soon.

Tickets for Belfast Bricklive are available to purchase now from www.bricklive.co.uk or at the venue from £21.75.